5/05/2009

A Heartbreaking Sight...

I'm helping house/dog sit for some friends this week. This come with a few perks: HDTV, some peace and quiet, and a giant DVD library (just to name a few). But who knew it'd also come with such heavy, heartbreaking moments?

When I came home today, I got out of my car and paused, thinking that I saw something on the ground in front of my wheels. As I walked closer, I noticed it was a baby bird. Looking to the right, I saw two more. Looking a little to the left I saw another. They had clearly fallen out of their nest. And since they hadn't yet developed feathers and their legs weren't even strong enough to allow them to stand, they were certainly doomed.

"What should I do?", I thought.

So, after Tommy came home, we grabbed some straw and a bucket and made a make shift nest for the little birdies. Then, we hung it in a tree in an effort to keep it away from any predators (or the two dogs we're watching). Hopefully, the mama bird finds them and feeds them...

1 comment:

Alli Hibb said...

Did you touch them? Mama birds won't help them if they smell like humans.